Phlox pilosa
(prairie phlox)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Eco Happy Traveler’ is more compact, stronger bloomer

Height: 12 – 24 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
higher drought-resistance than other phlox


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Sand or Loam soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

weakly spreading groundcover; colonizes by underground stolons

Foliage

dark green linear leaves; fine-textured

Flowers

1 inch wide, pale pink to lavender petals with tubular center; very fragrant; April-May, and sporadic rebloom

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